Director, Political-Security Affairs and Deputy Director, Washington, D.C at Asia Society Policy Institute
Elina Noor is Director, Political-Security Affairs and Deputy Director, Washington, D.C. Office at the Asia Society Policy Institute. A native of Malaysia, Elina’s work focuses on security developments in Southeast Asia, global governance and technology, and preventing/countering violent extremism.
Previously, she was Associate Professor at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.
Prior to that, she held the position of Director, Foreign Policy & Security Studies at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, and engaged with New Zealand regularly through the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Track II Dialogue, which the Asia New Zealand Foundation is a partner in. She worked closely with the Malaysian and other governments on a range of strategic and regional issues. She was also the Secretary of the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific, a 21-member Track II regional security network. Prior to that, she was a key team member of the Brookings Institution’s Project on US Relations with the Islamic World in its formative years post-September 11, 2001.
Elina serves on the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace and is a member of the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)’s roster of experts in supporting the UN’s work in building member states’ cyber-related capacity, upon request.
She is a member of the Christchurch Call Advisory Network.